Ascenders, Pulleys & Rotors

Ascending: For regular use, handled ascenders are best, but for occasional use and self-rescue from crevasses etc, micro ascenders are cheap and much lighter. The cheapest and lightest ascender on the market is a Prusik Loop. For climbing a free-hanging fixed rope, ascenders need to be used in pairs (though not matching pairs) and at a minimum, two screwgate karabiners and a long sling are also required. Anyone climbing multi-pitched routes anywhere should carry two Prusik loops, a long sling and some screwgates at all times (and know how to use them), as there is always a risk of falling into a position where you are dangling free of the rock, and your partner cannot haul you, nor is the rope long enough to lower you.

Autobloc: A Prusik Loop or a Shunt can be used as an autobloc when abseiling or hauling/lowering loads.

Self Belaying: Some ascenders can also be used to protect a solo climber who is climbing along side a fixed rope. Unfortunately there is no simple answer as to what is the best device for self-toproping. Please see our advice page on Self-Belaying for more information.

Please note that prices are for a single unit.

 

Petzl Mini Pulley
Petzl Mini Pulley (P59A)
£43.50
2 In Stock
Petzl Partner Pulley
Petzl Partner Pulley (P52A)
£34.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Gemini Twin Pulley
Petzl Gemini Twin Pulley (P66A)
£72.00
£80.00
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1 In Stock
Petzl Rescue Pulley
Petzl Rescue Pulley (P50A)
£47.25
£52.50
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1 In Stock
Petzl Tandem Pulley for Rope Only
Petzl Tandem Pulley for Rope Only (P21)
£43.50
1 In Stock
Petzl Tandem Speed for Rope and Cable
Petzl Tandem Speed for Rope and Cable (P21 SPE)
£56.70
£63.00
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Petzl Rad System
Petzl Rad System
£261.00
£290.00
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Petzl Crevasse Rescue Kit
Petzl Crevasse Rescue Kit
£139.50
£155.00
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Black Diamond Rotor
Black Diamond Rotor
£45.99
1 In Stock
Grivel Mini Roll
Grivel Mini Roll
£26.99
1 In Stock

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